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United Kingdom | 16 February 2018
Politician's affair puts spotlight on Australia's crony culture

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, has spent most of his career advocating for rural voters and strong families, and shouting down welfare cheats. But on Wednesday in Parliament, he ...


United Kingdom | 9 February 2018
Abu Dhabi funding fails to kickstart Montenegro's agriculture

Despite his excellent English, Montenegrin Businessman Dragan Buric has been having trouble explaining to his American partners and friends why – until recently – he had been unable to start a project...


United Kingdom | 9 February 2018
US agriculture department takes on invasive species

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to fight the spread of the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania. The invasive species was first spotted in District...


United Kingdom | 8 February 2018
Japan farm co-op group to push beef and rice via a Hong Kong unit

Wagyu beef, rice and other foodstuffs are set to reach more Hong Kong dinner tables, with an umbrella group for Japanese farm cooperatives planning to set up a sales unit next month in the nation's bi...


United Kingdom | 2 February 2018
Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park

Manhattan's Central Park has all the features of a great public space: It's car-free, features a range of flora and fauna, and anyone can access it. Before Central Park became the landmark it is to...


United Kingdom | 2 February 2018
Trump maintains strong support from agriculture

Support for President Donald Trump remains quite strong, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse Survey. Mr. Trump’s approval rating among farmers is at 77% according to the poll. The survey of...


United Kingdom | 2 February 2018
How manipulating the plant microbiome could Improve agriculture

A few years ago, as a postdoc in the lab of Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany, I used next-generation sequencing to study the bacterial co...


United Kingdom | 31 January 2018
Chronic wasting disease a time bomb for agriculture?

Is chronic wasting disease (CWD) a potential time bomb for the agriculture industry? A silent killer stalking deer and elk, CWD continues to move quietly across the U.S., with 22 states currently repo...


United Kingdom | 17 January 2018
USAID, FAO launch 3-year agriculture development project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value Chains–West proj...


United Kingdom | 15 January 2018
Blockchain tracks food all the way from farm to table

The career move from butcher to blockchain entrepreneur might sound an unlikely one, but Kieran Kelly’s experience in both fields is proving extremely valuable in his current business. Arc-net uses...


United Kingdom | 12 January 2018
Bitcoin's lessons for agriculture

Nine years after being developed, one of the hottest topics on social media and the markets lately has been the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The currency’s creator, a person using the alias of Satoshi N...


United Kingdom | 3 January 2018
'Unfinished business' should be top of Australian agriculture agenda

As the New Year begins, so too does the newly re-elected State Government’s agenda. The government can make a timely and productive start to the new term’s agenda and start delivering for Queensland f...


United Kingdom | 23 December 2017
China Green Agriculture awarded the “Top 10 Most Valuable Agriculture Platform”

China Green Agriculture, Inc. a company which mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiarie...


United Kingdom | 7 December 2017
Agriculture 'is the key' to a prosperous Africa

Agriculture captures the African story like no other economic activity — both the ties and traditions of the past, and the promise of a bright future. Etched in our history, farming tugs us back to th...


United Kingdom | 25 October 2017
SA gov concerned about 'wave of farm attacks' in Western Cape

FF Plus Western Cape leader Corné Mulder has expressed concern at the ‘sudden wave’ of farm attacks in the Western Cape. In a statement on Tuesday, Mulder said three recent farm attacks in the prov...


United Kingdom | 11 October 2017
New genetically engineered corn could revolutionize our agriculture

New research shows how, with the addition of a bacterial gene, corn’s nutritional value can be efficiently enhanced. The gene enables corn, the largest commodity crop in the world, to produce methioni...


United Kingdom | 5 October 2017
Government recruits military vets for agriculture

Before the boys boarded the USS George K. MacKenzie bound for its homeport in Yokosuka, Japan, in 1964, one Rev. Nordeman came to them in Long Beach, Calif. He gave them a picture of Jesus Christ and ...


United Kingdom | 3 October 2017
Olive waste ideal for biofuel and agriculture, say scientists

The harmful by-products that come from the production of olive oil used in kitchens across the world could instead be used to irrigate agriculture, fertilise crops and power machinery, after a group o...


United Kingdom | 4 September 2017
"Ridiculous" to destroy agriculture in area that's a major food supplier

I refer to the ongoing saga of the conflict between the City and the Philippi vegetable farmers. The issue has become a "hot potato" and continues to be thrown back and forth between the groups wit...


United Kingdom | 15 May 2017
U.S. reaches energy, finance, and agriculture trade agreement with China

Beijing will open its borders to U.S. beef, while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hail...


United Kingdom | 21 October 2016
Woman killed in cattle attack on family farm

A woman has been killed after she was attacked by cattle on a family farm in Co Derry. The pensioner, who has been named locally as Brigid McKeefry and is aged in her 70s, was rushed to the Causewa...


United Kingdom | 24 August 2016
Farmers, neighbors clash over poultry house rules

The seeds of discord sown by a huge farm project on the outskirts of Salisbury bore more bitter fruit Tuesday. Wicomico County farmers and their residential neighbors clashed over new zoning and bu...


United Kingdom | 26 May 2016
Sky is the limit for latest in farming technology

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones as they are popularly known – is now becoming relatively common, but Brechin-based precision farming specialists SoilEssentials is taking the who...


United Kingdom | 29 April 2016
Banned pesticides 'not equally harmful' to bees

The largest field study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees. One of the chemicals widely considered as be...


United Kingdom | 28 April 2016
Farmers reliant on EU subsidy may want Brexit anyway

For Britain’s farmers, leaving the protective custody of the European Union would mean a kind of freedom they haven’t experienced in decades. It’s just not clear if the change would be profitable. ...


United Kingdom | 14 April 2016
Beef farmer plans to increase gross margin by 45% using Friesian bull calves

A beef and tillage farmer in Co. Laois plans to increase the profitability of his business in the coming years through the use of Friesian bull calves and improved management practices. John Lalor ...


United Kingdom | 11 April 2016
Get off our land angry Down farmers tell fox hunters

A group of farmers in Co Down have told fox hunters to stay off their land after claims the practice is causing damage to their property and livestock. The League Against Cruel Sports has said it h...


United Kingdom | 8 April 2016
Campaigners' No to UK field trials of GM potatoes, oilseeds

British NGOs have objected to two applications for open-air field trials to grow GM crops. One is for a blight-resistant potato that is much less resistant than existing non-GM varieties. The othe...


United Kingdom | 7 April 2016
Farmland could help combat climate change

The earth’s soil stores a lot of carbon from the atmosphere, and managing it with the climate in mind may be an important part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming, according to...


United Kingdom | 11 March 2016
Farmers call on SNP agriculture minister to resign

Scottish farmers have called for the SNP’s agriculture minister to resign over the EU payments shambles as he received a hostile reception at a Holyrood rally despite Nicola Sturgeon announcing £200 m...